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Picasso valued at $140 mn heading to NYC auction

"Women of Algiers (Version O)" will hit the auction block on May 11

I feel very safe on censorship issues in India: Jeffrey Archer

Best-selling author of over 35 books was in India to launch his book, Mightier Than The Sword

Intestinal gas can help diagnose diseases: Study

These systems may offer a reliable way to understand the impact of intestinal gases on human health

Are grapes sour? How brain decodes taste

Current Biology report says The ability to taste is crucial for food choice and the formation of food preferences

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In search of a new South Asian cultural vision

Sasian Journeys, a six-day festival featuring crafts, textiles, food and talks in New Delhi, will promote cultural legacy enterprises in nine ...

Playing against boundaries

Female musicians in Mumbai will break the norms and play instruments traditionally played by men at the Saz-e-Bahar festival

Up close with Aamir Khan

The authors find out how India's most successful film star goes about his work

A New York museum will celebrate Deccan sultanate's golden age

A landmark exhibition at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art reunites widely scattered remnants of a golden age

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Anamika Khanna wraps up LFW summer-resort 2015 with 'Sculpt'

Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp in one of Khanna's bespoke creations from her collectio

Bottled appetite

A meal in a jar is not only a culinary fad, but also a practical way of ensuring the right portion to eat

Fun through the night

Raids and crackdowns pared down the party scene in Mumbai some years ago, but this could soon change with Aditya Thackeray's plans for the city

Pop-up stores: Itinerant fashion

Fashion pop-up stores are all the rage with emerging designers who don't have the resources for standalone showrooms

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A 'corrective' biography of Steve Jobs

Jobs developed a wise, mature, deliberate executive style for which he is seldom given credit, one that helped lead Apple to glorious heights

A new book on the armed conflict in Sri Lanka misses the mark

An account of Sri Lanka after the 26-year ethnic war glosses over many inconvenient truths

On a Gandhi guilt trip

He has been gone 67 years, as long as an average Indian's lifespan. But Mahatma Gandhi keeps turning up all the time. He buys - everything in ...

Business families and their feuds

Across the families, two things were common when the fissures started appearing: affluence and poor family governance

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Kishore Singh

A fantastical way of looking
Kishore Singh

Gerstein's global popularity is linked with his abstinence from political art, resulting in a refreshing escapist body of works that celebrates ...

Jai Arjun Singh

Attuned to the times
Jai Arjun Singh

Gulzar composed a gentle, meditative song for a classic like Bandini more than 50 years ago, also won an Oscar

Anjuli Bhargava

Leading by example
Anjuli Bhargava

It is not uncommon to find the entire family watching some show - age appropriate or not - on television

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Michael Clarke & Brendon McCullum

World Cup Final: A Trans-Tasman Battle

The World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand will be a battle of equals. The match promises to be a fitting end to a great tournament

Chess (#1141)

Round three has just concluded in the women's world championship and there are only eight players left in the running. Two of them are Indians. ...

Chess (#1139)

This week featured multiple open tournaments and one team match. Evgeny Najer won the European Open in Jerusalem

Chess (#1138)

Evgeny Tomashevsky, aka "The professor", played the tournament of his life to win the Tbilisi Grand Prix with a round to spare. His score of ...

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus BMW 3-Series: a driver's dilemma

What do you want most from a car - moveable luxury or a soul-satisfying driving experience?

The new Volkswagen Jetta is dejà vu at first sight

The newly revamped Volkswagen Jetta feels superior to the Skoda Octavia, while comparing favourably with the Audi A3. Now if only its design had ...

Up next: Driverless cars

Is it time to give your driver the golden handshake? With driverless cars, the day is not too far away

Up there but not quite

Hyundai has taken its competitors head-on with a smartly revamped Verna. The author takes stock of the changes in the sedan and assesses whether ...

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Kevin Rudd

Breakfast with BS: Kevin Rudd

The unlikely politician

Vir Sanghvi

Lunch with BS: Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi talks about his career as an 'accidental journalist, life after the Radia tapes and other controversies, and why he's moving away ...

A M Naik

Tea with BS: A M Naik

L&T chairman Naik talks about the three things that worry him most in the run-up to his retirement

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...